Masses Will Determine 2023 Election Not Few Political Merchant Says Hon Tijani Ismail


A member of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Ismail Kayode Tijani, representing Ifelodun, Offa and Oyun constituency of Kwara state on Tuesday frayed over comments linked to Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is “one chance”

Addressing journalists in Ilorin, kwara state capital, the lawmaker, said “The Minister, Lai Mohammed comments was deliberately targeted at destroying the party”

“The truth is that there were crisis before the party primary election and after the emergence of party candidates, I could remember when Alhaji Lai Mohammed made attempt to replaced name of some candidates, after party primary, Alhaji Lai, personally called me and told me to step down for Gbenga Power, in which I resisted and he later sponsored Gbenga to challenge my victory in Court, and thank God, I came out victorious”

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“Alhaji Lai, as a minister for six years, what has he facilitated to kwara in terms of developmental projects? to warrant him calling our performing Governor ‘one chance’ the truth is that, he is out to polarize and destroy APC”

“Imagine, a minister supporting illegality within the party, we have a party chairman, in person of Abdullahi Samanri, fully recognized by Mai Mala Buni-led National Caretaker Committee and minister is here supporting Bashir Bolarinwa, to destabilize the party”

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Responding to allegation of financial support to party candidates in 2019 election claimed by the minister, Tijani said “I as a person did not received one naira from Alhaji Lai Mohammed, it was Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq that gave us support”

He, however acknowledged that he was given vehicle in line with the party arrangement.

He further said that, “Come 2023, is about masses not political merchant that are going around blackmailing the performing Governor, that is turning around the state in terms of infrastructure, all because of their selfish interest and arrogance”

“Who can be best called ‘one chance’ public office holder if not Alhaji Lai Mohammed that the whole world know as lie lie, to the extent that his grand child ask him that why people are calling him lie lie?”

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“We are glad to have AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq as Governor and our party leader, and we challenge apolitical masses to judge us, based on their evaluation when it’s time”

Talking about his achievements, Hon. Tijjai said “as a member of the Federal House of Reps, representing Irepodun, Offa and Oyun constituency with 41 political wards, I have covered 39 wards in terms of projects and empowerment and more are still coming” he said

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